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    Kara Brascia

    Service-Learning Director

    Duties: faculty support and recognition, program strategy and oversight, campus collaborations

    Kara came to Boise State in 2000 from a nationally ranked Service-Learning program at the University of Utah. She brings over twenty years of experience consulting with faculty, students, and community agencies. Kara earned her bachelor’s degree from Macalester College in Minnesota and her master’s degree in Communication from the University of Utah.

    Duties: faculty support and recognition, program strategy and oversight, campus collaborations

    Kara came to Boise State in 2000 from a nationally ranked Service-Learning program at the University of Utah. She brings over twenty years of experience consulting with faculty, students, and community agencies. Kara earned her bachelor’s degree from Macalester College in Minnesota and her master’s degree in Communication from the University of Utah.

  • Mike Stefancic, Service Learning, faculty/staff, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla Grover

    Mike Stefancic

    Assistant Director of Community Partnerships

    Duties: Community Partnerships, Community Work-study management, Logistical systems management

    Mike has worked for the Service-Learning program for over 5 years in student support and during summer 2018 transitioned his skills into developing community partnerships. Before Boise State, Mike managed Plant and Fire programs for the Student Conservation Association across the country after completing his M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Washington. Previous to working in the education field, Mike studied the effects of fire on plant communities across the western landscape for a variety of government agencies. Mike is a daily bike commuter, community organizer, and outdoor enthusiast.

    Duties: Community Partnerships, Community Work-study management, Logistical systems management

    Mike has worked for the Service-Learning program for over 5 years in student support and during summer 2018 transitioned his skills into developing community partnerships. Before Boise State, Mike managed Plant and Fire programs for the Student Conservation Association across the country after completing his M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Washington. Previous to working in the education field, Mike studied the effects of fire on plant communities across the western landscape for a variety of government agencies. Mike is a daily bike commuter, community organizer, and outdoor enthusiast.

  • Erin Rausch, Service Learning, faculty/staff, studio portrait by Priscilla Grover

    Erin Rausch

    (She, Her, Hers) Coordinator for Student Support

    Duties: service-learning student support, community student employment, classroom & instructor support during the service-learning semester

    Erin started with the Boise State Service-Learning program in November 2018. Erin has earned a M.S. in Health Education, focusing on adolescence and substance abuse and prior to coming to Boise State she directed University of the Pacific’s community center focusing on leadership, education, and service where her work has focused on community building, service, social advocacy, student development and leadership. Erin has been a foster parent, distance hiker, and wants nothing more than for folks to become educated citizens of our global community.

    Duties: service-learning student support, community student employment, classroom & instructor support during the service-learning semester

    Erin started with the Boise State Service-Learning program in November 2018. Erin has earned a M.S. in Health Education, focusing on adolescence and substance abuse and prior to coming to Boise State she directed University of the Pacific’s community center focusing on leadership, education, and service where her work has focused on community building, service, social advocacy, student development and leadership. Erin has been a foster parent, distance hiker, and wants nothing more than for folks to become educated citizens of our global community.

  • Kimberly Van Maren, Service Learning, , studio portrait by Priscilla Grover

    Kimberly Van Maren

    Service Learning Ambassador

    Duties: Supports Service-Learning programming, outreach, and student support

    Kimberly joined the Service-Learning team in January 2019. She is an undergraduate seeking her major in Political Science, with minors in Criminal Justice and Mathematics. Kimberly enjoys working with students, and seeing the fruits of Service-Learning reach students across campus.

    Duties: Supports Service-Learning programming, outreach, and student support

    Kimberly joined the Service-Learning team in January 2019. She is an undergraduate seeking her major in Political Science, with minors in Criminal Justice and Mathematics. Kimberly enjoys working with students, and seeing the fruits of Service-Learning reach students across campus.